New plant announced
Posted: Monday, February 28, 2011 6:01 pm
NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has announced an Ohio-based explosives company is planning to build a manufacturing plant in Greene County that will create 80 new jobs.
Haslam says Austin Powder Inc. plans to invest more than $110 million for a facility to produce liquid ammonium nitrate, which is used as a raw material in the production of blasting agents used in mining and construction. According to the announcement last week, the plans call for construction of a five-building complex on the site and the first phase of construction is expected to employ 120 full-time workers.
Published in The Messenger 2.28.11